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Paperboy by Vince Vawter | Giveaway

The Children’s Book Review
Published: May 13, 2013

PaperboyEnter to win a copy of Paperboy by Vince Vawter.

“An utterly eye-opening debut, Paperboy sheds a spotlight on stuttering and the impact it has on a child’s life.”

Giveaway begins May 12, 2013, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends June 11, 2013, at 11:59 P.M. PST.

Reading level: Ages 10 and up

Hardcover: 240 pages

Book Overview

Reminiscent of To Kill a Mockingbird, this coming-of-age novel set in the segregated South is about a boy who stutters, and the summer that changes his life.

An 11-year-old boy living in Memphis in 1959 throws the meanest fastball in town, but talking is a whole different ball game. He can barely say a word without stuttering, not even his own name. So when he takes over his best friend’s paper route for the month of July, he knows he’ll be forced to communicate with the different customers, including a housewife who drinks too much and a retired merchant marine who seems to know just about everything.

The paper route poses challenges, but it’s a run-in with the neighborhood junkman, a bully and thief, that stirs up real trouble–and puts the boy’s life, as well as that of his family’s devoted housekeeper, in danger.

Learn more on at the Paperboy Blog Tour Stops
May 7thTeach Mentor Texts
May 8thRandom Acts of Reading
May 9thTeach Mentor Texts
May 10thMs. Yingling Reads
May 13thThe Children’s Book Review
May 14thNerdy Book Club

About the Author

VINCE VAWTER, a native of Memphis, retired after a 40-year career in newspapers, most recently as the president and pubisher of the Evansville Courier & Press in Indiana. Paperboy is his first novel.

For more information, visit: http://www.vincevawter.com

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